From Seed to Sale: The Creation of Legal Markets for Cannabis in Colorado

Daniel Martinez, Tommaso Palermo, Dane Pflueger

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A variety of US states have sought to create legal markets for medical and recreational cannabis in recent years. We believe that these activities provide fertile ground for investigating interlinked issues of market creation, calculation and representation, regulation, supply chain creation, entrepreneurship, and policy-making. This paper outlines initial proposals about what might be interesting in this domain to further investigate and explore. Data for this paper comes from public sources and initial interviews with participants undertaken during the Denver Cannabis Business Summit that we attended in July 2015. This is a very rough draft of our ideas and propositions; we offer them in order to provoke suggestions from readers about what is possibly fruitful to further explore.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2015
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventAnnual Meeting Society for Social Studies of Science 2015 - Sheraton Downtown, Denver, United States
Duration: 11 Nov 201514 Nov 2015
Conference number: 40


ConferenceAnnual Meeting Society for Social Studies of Science 2015
LocationSheraton Downtown
Country/TerritoryUnited States
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